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Re: iCloud

On 12 Mar 2017 at 15:48, David B. wrote:

> On 12/03/2017 14:57, Ron Hunter wrote:
> > On 3/12/2017 4:04 AM, Daniel wrote:
> >> On 12/03/2017 6:53 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
> >>
> >> <Snip>
> >>
> >>> like vacation pictures directly from my iPhone to Facebook.  The
> >>> downside of this is that the images are greatly reduced in
> >>> quality/resolution, and have the metadata stripped from them.
> >>
> >> and, I'm guessing, not just your's, Ron!
> >>
> > Not sure just what you mean.  I load the images from my phone to
> > Facebook, and, yes, all uploaded photos are stripped of their metadata
> > by Facebook to prevent stalkers from finding people because they forgot
> > to strip their GPS data from their images.
> Would you like to hazard a guess as to the percentage of Internet users 
> who have any kind of clue as to what you mean by "Metadata"?!!
> I admit that I had no idea at all until I discovered Jeffrey's Image 
> Metadata Viewer a few years ago!
> http://exif.regex.info/exif.cgi
> A great site to explore!  :-)

Thanks for that link. I knew some of what was stored in the metadata, but 
having tried that tool on one of my own photos I'm surprised at just how much 
there is. For example, I knew it held such things as date, time, camera make 
and model, etc. but not that it went down to such details as the serial number 
of the lens used and all the optional camera settings, as well as a lot of 
stuff I don't know the meaning of. I've now downloaded the standalone program 
from Phil Harvey's site, which apparently can not only read but also edit the 

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